25. That Was Fast! Mr. VIP
Sitting at our private, bottle-service only table at Ajna Bar, Mr. VIP (Very Important Person), reminded me of our recent Facebook chat.
When I mentioned all the men I was dating through 3six5dates, he wrote:
“Good, they are keeping you on ice – for me.”
So it seems!
It was the end of what can only be described as an AMAZING night, and I laughed, remembering his persistence.
He had been asking me out for months since the moment I “took his breath away” when he spotted me at Starbucks.
And if it wasn’t for this social experiment, we would not be here. He is 43 years old, need I say more?
However, there was a certain breed of romantic chemistry that defied age and – clearly – we had it.
The hostess at the upscale STK sat us in the front of the restaurant, and said:
“We put the beautiful people here – you two make us look good.”
Indeed! Hard not to look good while next to a hot guy – in a white suit!
Mr. VIP was real smooth. He did not blink an eye when I ordered a $45 piece of fish, but instead ordered some incredible sides to go with it.
Parmesan Truffle fries = Heaven.
Mid-meal, he kissed me on the way to the bathroom, as if we had been dating forever.
Sooo setting the stage for later.
He intrigued me with inspiring stories of his accomplishments and family background; when I say something funny, he really laughs.
Afterward, I intrigued him by confidently and passionately talking business with his friends and business partners.
“You’ve always impressed me. You’re such the business woman, but you’re so girly! You complement me. What are you doing for Labor Day?”
Then, Mr. VIP gave me the invite of all invites:
Four days, all-expenses paid at an Estate in the exclusive Hamptons with him and his business partners.
He painted a picture of us lounging poolside by day, working the room at night.
We would be the talk of the exclusive parties he’d be hosting for NY’s elite professionals in media and fashion.
He sees me as half of a power couple – and he wants in.
“It would be a fun way for us to get to know each other, and it could be a great way for you to promote your new projects and get new clients – all eyes on us.”
Ummm, hello, how can I say no?
“Well, it sounds perfect and I totally want to, but it’s so soon and I don’t want there to be any ‘expectations’ for us.”
Mr. VIP reassured me he was not just trying to sleep with me…but apparently other people did!
Well, okay, at least one person…
Enter Exhibit A: Leaving the bar, we stopped and talked to a middle-aged Ecuadorian woman who was smiling at us from ear to ear. Upon mentioning her husband, she looked straight at us and said, “We share.”
By the look of her raised eyebrow and sly grin, we knew she meant more than just closet space!
We walked away laughing, glowing, and chatting about how this has never happened to either of us.
At home, I wondered what other firsts I would have on my first Hamptons trip!
Going away with a 43-year-old guy after just one date feels so wrong – yet so right.
Tags: Ajna Bar, Date 1, Facebook chat, Hamptons, Heaven, Labour Day, Mr. VIP, Ms. New York, older men, power couple, Rachel, Starbuck, STK, white suit
What do you think? Is it a good idea to go away with someone after just one date?
Have you ever agreed to this? How did it turn out?